fri19feb8:30 amfri3:00 pmForest Restoration Project - February - FULL8:30 am - 3:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park


February 19, 2016 8:30 am - 3:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

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The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday February 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This month we will be working at the Kahuku unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. We will be planting native seedling trees in a fenced enclosure where the plants will be protected from grazing animals. We will learn about the park’s native forest restoration program at Kahuku and be able to see the start of natural recovery of the forest.

Volunteers should be at least 12 years old, and be able to hike at least one mile over rough, uneven terrain covered by thick pasture grasses in an area with a moderate slope.  Sturdy walking shoes and long pants are required, along with gear for variable weather conditions (be prepared for sun or rain with a hat, raincoat, sunscreen, etc.) plus drinking water, snacks, and a bag lunch.

Also imperative is scrubbing the soles of one’s shoes prior to arrival on site, in order to ensure outside dirt and invasive species seeds aren’t tracked in.

Our goal is a crew of 14 people, and pre-registration is required.  All participants will need to sign a Friends release form and a park volunteer form. For those under 18, an adult will need to co-sign. We will be working away from the entrance, so volunteers will need to stay until the project is completed at 3 pm.

***If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Patty Kupchak at or (808) 352-1402 by Monday evening February 15th. Please include your first & last name, email address and a phone number where we can reach you at the last minute in case of cancellation***


Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our National Park and participate in native forest recovery!

We look forward to working with you on many important projects this year!

Please save the dates for our upcoming Forest Restoration Projects in 2016

February 19, Friday

March 18, Friday

April 15, Friday

May 20, Friday

June 17, Friday

July 22, Friday

August 1 (no project—Park centennial starts)

August 27 (no project—Park cultural festival and BioBlitz)

September 16, Friday

October 14, Friday

November 18, Friday

(808) 985-7373